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CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the briefing on Fisheries Regulatory Framework at the Multilateral Level

Briefing on Fisheries Regulatory Framework at the Multilateral Level

Palais des Nations, Geneva

20 March 2017

The Role of CITES in the Fisheries Regulatory Framework at the Multilateral Level

John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

Thank you Chair.

Distinguished Panelists

Exellencies, colleagues

CITES highlights its contribution to sustainable forest management on International Day of Forests 2017

Today is the International Day of Forests. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, and home to more than 80% of all known terrestrial species of animals and plants. They play a vital role in storing water, regulating climate, preserving soils and nurturing biodiversity, and provide important economic and social services.

CITES, FAO and world’s leading fishery experts meet in Geneva to discuss CITES implementation for marine species

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CITES, FAO and world’s leading fishery experts  meet in Geneva to
discuss CITES implementation for marine species

 

Background on the issuance of CITES permits in respect of the export of rhinoceros horn

The Secretariat has received questions from CITES Parties and journalists, as well as messages of concern from the general public, regarding measures proposed by the Republic of South Africa1 relating to the domestic trade and the export for personal purposes of rhinoceros horn, or a part, product or derivative of such rhinoceros horn, belonging to certain rhinos from four species.

CITES to help combat illegal wildlife trade in West Africa’s most important protected area complex

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CITES to help combat illegal wildlife trade in West Africa’s
most important protected area complex

 

Unprecedented show of support for wildlife on UN World Wildlife Day

People around the world, particularly the youth, celebrate wildlife during the world’s
most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife

Winner of UN World Wildlife Day photo competition announced at UN Headquarters

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CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the World Wildlife Day 2017 side event hosted by the United Kingdom, CITES and WCS

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at UN General Assembly High-level thematic discussion on the global observance of World Wildlife Day 2017

Opening remarks of CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon

UN Headquarters, New York, 3 March 2017

H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly

Excellences

Distinguished panelists

Friends of wildlife

2016 trends in African elephant poaching released – CITES MIKE programme

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